Wheeling in Ohio County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Thanks to reintroduction efforts, about 40 red wolves reside in a wildlife refuge in North Carolina. however, they continue to face threats such as competition, disease transmission, and hybridization with coyotes, as well as habitat fragmentation from human development, and human-caused mortality such as gun shots and vehicle collisions. This species is currently classified as critically endangered.
Approximately 250 red wolves live in human care as part of the AZA Red Wolf SAFE program, which strives to save this animal from extinction by maintaining a healthy population of red wolves in zoos, increasing awareness, and aiding research to support the management and recovery of this species in the wild.
Erected by The Good Zoo at Oglebay Park.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Environment • Parks & Recreational Areas • Roads & Vehicles.
Location. 40° 5.898′ N, 80° 40.173′ W. Marker is in Wheeling, West Virginia, in Ohio County Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 250 Zoo Cir, Wheeling WV 26003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Red Wolf (here, next to this marker); Pallas's Cat Conservation (within shouting distance of this marker); Grevy's Zebra (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Race For Survival! (about 300 feet away); Serval (about 400 feet away); Bald Eagle / Amelia the Bald Eagle (about 500 feet away); Bobcat (about 500 feet away); Kangaroo or Wallaby? / Are Kangaroos Rare? (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wheeling.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 24, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 129 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 24, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.